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Indinavir Overview

Written by FoundHealth.

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U.S. Brand Names

Crixivan®

Canadian Brand Names

Crixivan®

Mexican Brand Names

Aviran; Crixivan; Indilan

Pharmacologic Category

Antiretroviral Agent, Protease Inhibitor

What key warnings should I know about before taking this medicine?

• This medicine may increase the risk of kidney stones. Be sure to drink enough fluids while taking this medicine. Children are more likely to get kidney stones than adults.

• This medicine does not mix well with many medicines. Serious reactions may occur. Check all medicines with healthcare provider.

Reasons not to take this medicine

• If you have an allergy to indinavir or any other part of this medicine.

How does it work?

• Indinavir works to injure the virus and fight the infection.

How is it best taken?

• Use prescription as directed, even if feeling better.

• Take this medicine with water, juice, skim milk, coffee, tea, or a light snack. Take 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals.

• If taking this medicine with ritonavir, take with or without food.

• Drink plenty of noncaffeine-containing liquid unless told to drink less liquid by healthcare provider.

What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)

• Take a missed dose as soon as possible and return to your regular schedule.

• Do not take a double dose or extra doses.

• Do not change dose or stop medicine. Talk with healthcare provider.

What should I monitor?

• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?

• If you are diabetic, you will need to monitor blood sugars closely.

• Check blood work regularly. Talk with healthcare provider.

• Follow up with healthcare provider.

How should I store this medicine?

• Store in original container. Do not remove anti-moisture cube.

• Protect from moisture. Do not store in a bathroom or kitchen.

General statements

• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.

• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.

• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.

• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.

• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).

• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.

• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.

Created: 2005-04-07 16:49:48.0

Modified: 2010-03-09 08:23:05.0

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